Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

Daily Journals From Deep Within A Capricious Mind

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You’ve Gotta Laugh….. Erm, Hopefully!!

Watching the prevailing global shenanigans brought forth by COVID-19 make me feel as though I’ve been transported into a post-apocalyptic scene within a John Wyndham book. A sentiment leading to notions it’s only a matter of time before there’ll be triffids terrorising the avenues and alleyways of our planet. That being said, it’s not all grim news. Despite coronavirus’ enduring and ever worsening grip around the global family’s necks, it’s […]

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Where The Sun Don’t Shine!

This morning, as I loitered around the checkouts of a south Leeds supermarket with my collection tin during voluntary work, I got to see first hand the heavily reported panic buying of toilet rolls in the wake of coronavirus fears. Without a doubt, this global pandemic is an event which requires proportionate precautions to be undertaken, negating against the spread of a virus which is capable of taking human life. That […]

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The Wardrobe

This morning, county folk of West Yorkshire prised open still weary eyes to a visual canvas of snow. To be clear, the scenes of which I write were the outdoor view from the populous’ bedroom windows, not that people had woke to a sleeping chamber full of the cold, white stuff….. Unless, of course, they’d slumbered with the room’s window wide to the wall, when that may’ve well been the […]

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Ostentatious Dining in WF3

In the absence of my estranged wife, I’m back residing at my marital home for a few nights. Circumstances, though, that didn’t stop me lunching at my mother’s abode today; my company the brood’s matriarch, my son Jonathon and his affianced Jenny. This family feast not just any old lunch, moreover the culinary banquet a M&S smorgasbord. This buffet containing platters of delicacies in the shape of antipasto, lobster with Mac/cheese, […]

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Meet The New Boss…..

The UK populous have spoken – Subsequently, this morning we woke to witness the new leaders were the same as the old leaders. As is the people’s right in a democracy, by a decent majority, they’ve chosen their leaders and placed their trust in five more years of being governed by the Conservative (Tory) Party. Although not party to his diary itinerary, which I poetically think of as being written in […]

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Preparations For The Festive Period

This morning, in preparation for the Christmas holiday period, I picked up a bunch of non-perishable comestibles, along with a smattering of non-food products…… To clarify, I didn’t just pick them up and proceed to walk/run out of the supermarket with a security guard in hot pursuit – I also paid for the items.Not only is yours truly disinclined to pilfer, yours truly’s also put off shoplifting by concerns, since January’s […]

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Folks Feel Christmassy, But Gary Disnae

Despite being the 10th December, there remains a paucity of Christmas spirit within yours truly’s capricious psyche. Apart from ordering a few presents online, thus far little has changed from my usual day-to-day pre-festive season existence. This afternoon, though, I’m hoping decorating a Christmas tree at my East Ardsley abode will be a catalyst to negating this scrooge-esque behaviour. This relatively simple task hopefully manifesting conscious awareness of what the […]

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